Ear Pinning: The Basics
Have you thought about an ear pinning surgery? Then you’ve come to the right place. It’s an incredibly popular procedure that can shift your entire self-perspective.
Now, there are lots of reasons to be grateful for our ears. They allow us to enjoy music, listen to the laughter of friends, and wake up to the sound of chirping birds. But ears can also be a source of extreme self-consciousness, especially if they’re large or stick out from your head. Even worse? People with prominent ears in childhood are often teased or bullied. This can be a real blow to self-confidence and a source of unnecessary suffering.
But an ear pinning surgery can end all that embarrassment. By simply pinning the ears closer to the head, you can get a more streamlined look. Your ears will no longer be a source of distraction and you can begin to live your life free of self-consciousness.
An All-ages Procedure
Most cosmetic surgeries are performed on adults, but ear pinning is the big exception. Ear pinning surgery is often performed on children and young adults for one simple reason — it can prevent years of unnecessary ridicule that can lead to low self-confidence. And making sure your child feels confident is one of the best ways you can set them up for lifelong success.
Of course, this doesn’t mean adults don’t also get this procedure done. In fact, many do! It’s never too late to turn over a new leaf and begin living free of self-consciousness now.
What is the ear pinning procedure like?
An ear pinning surgery — also known as otoplasty — is fairly simple and takes between 1 and 2 hours. We use general anesthesia for children and local anesthesia and sedation for adults.
During the ear pinning procedure, we make a tiny incision behind the ear, then reshape the cartilage and address any excess skin. Then we reposition the tips of the ears so they lie closer to the head.
Earlobe Reduction — Another Form of Otoplasty
Some people have longer earlobes due to genetics. But others may have long earlobes after years of wearing heavy earrings. Unfortunately, the weight of heavy earrings can take its toll over the years and stretch your earlobes out.
But there’s no need to be regretful about those sparkly chandelier earring. We can do a very easy in-office procedure to reduce earlobes with just a little local anaesthesia. And you’d be surprised by the results. Since elongated earlobes draw the entire face down, a little reduction can take years off your face.
Ear Pinning Procedure Recovery Time
Ear pinning procedure recovery time is pretty minimal compared to other surgeries. You will have to wear bandages around your head for about 3 days, but most people are back to work or school within 4-7 days.
Of course, there are restrictions to strenuous physical activity, heavy lifting, and contact sports — so it’s important to keep that in mind when scheduling. As always, we’re happy to go over all those details with you!
End Self-Consciousness Now
This easy procedure can prevent years of embarrassment So if you, or your child, are ready to address prominent ears, we’d love to help you take the first step. Contact us today and we can walk you through the process.